Performance Today

Yuja Wang and the art of finishing off a show

Pianist Yuja WangCourtesy of the artist

July 16, 2021

Pianist Yuja Wang thrives in the spotlight; she has been known to play multiple encores after one show. On today's show, Yuja Wang returns to the stage following a performance with the Melbourne Symphony to play just ONE encore...and a hefty showstopper at that.

Episode Playlist

Hour 1

Alexander Scriabin: Etude in G sharp minor, Op. 8 No. 9
Yuja Wang, piano
Album: Yuja Wang: Fantasia
DG 16606

Marcelo Zarvos: String Quartet “Nepomuk's Dances"
Apollo Chamber Players | Matthew J. Detrick, Artistic & Executive Director
Apollo Chamber Players, Midtown Arts and Theater Center Houston (MATCH), Houston, TX

Johannes Brahms: Symphony No. 1 in C minor, Op. 68: Movements 3-4
Los Angeles Philharmonic | Zubin Mehta, conductor
Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles, CA

Vladimir Horowitz: Variations on a theme from Bizet's Carmen
Yuja Wang, piano
Solo encore from a concert with Melbourne Symphony Orchestra; Hamer Concert Hall, Melbourne Arts Centre, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Hour 2

Rebecca Clarke: Passacaglia on an Old English Tune
Iris van Eck, cello | Arielle Vernede, piano
Album: Works for Cello and Piano by Women Composers
Eroica 3302

R.A. Moulds: Égloga: el Sauce que se enamoró de la Caricia del Viento
Lviv National Philharmonic of Ukraine | Benjamin Loeb, conductor
Lviv National Philharmonic, Lviv, Ukraine

Rebecca Clarke: Sonata for Viola and Piano: Movements 2-3
Jonathan Vinocour, viola | Jeewon Park, piano
Seattle Chamber Music Society, SCMS Center for Chamber Music, Seattle, WA

Johann Nepomuk Hummel: Piano Quintet in E-flat minor, Op. 87
Pedja Muzijevic, piano
Owen Dalby, violin
Daniel Phillips, viola
Christopher Costanza, cello
Doug Balliett, double bass
Chamber Music from Spoleto Festival USA, South Carolina Public Radio, Dock Street Theater, Charleston, SC